BIOGRAPHY

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Rising French soprano Norma Nahoun studied singing in Paris then at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. She is an award winner of several international competitions (Grand Prize in French Art Song in Toulouse, Hans Gabor Belvedere in Vienna, DEBUT Competition in Germany). She took part in the Academies in such renowned festivals as Verbier and Aix-en-Provence.

From 2012 to 2014, she was a member of the Young Ensemble at the Semperoper in Dresden, where she sang such parts as Papagena from Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina from Le Nozze di Figaro, Didone from L’Impresario delle Canarie by Domenico Sarro, Philidel from King Arthur by Purcell, Die Königin from Das geheime Königreich by Křenek and Frasquita from Carmen.

She made her debut at the Paris Opera in May 2015 singing Papagena from Die Zauberflöte. At the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées she debuted the role of Adina in an adaptation of L'Elisir d'Amore. She sang La Jeune Fille for the creation of L'Inondation by Filidei/Pommerat at the Opéra Comique in Paris (with revivals in Rennes and Nantes). In Le Nozze di Figaro, she sang Susanna (Avignon and in a touring production in France) and Barbarina (Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Edinburgh Festival). She sings Zerlina from Don Giovanni (Saint-Etienne), Pamina from Die Zauberföte (Angers, Nantes, Rennes), Minerva and La Fama from La Finta Pazza by Sacrati (Dijon, Geneva, Krakow), Aldimira from Erismena by Cavalli (concert version in Luxemburg), L'Amour from Orphée et Eurydice (Nancy), Nannetta from Falstaff (Tours), Laoula from L’Etoile by Chabrier (Nancy), Baucis from Philémon et Baucis by Gounod (Tours), Lisette / Ivette from La Rondine (Nancy, Toulouse), Solveig from Peer Gynt (Limoges, Montpellier), Colette from Le Devin du Village by Rousseau (Geneva), Jacqueline from Fortunio by Messager (Saint-Etienne), Frasquita from Carmen (Dijon), Nina from Chérubin by Massenet (Montpellier), Gretel from Hänsel und Gretel (Angers and Nantes), Mi from Das Land des Lächelns (Tours, Avignon), Lucy from The Telephone and Amelia from Amelia al Ballo both by Menotti (Metz), Juliette from Die Tote Stadt (Toulouse).

In the concert field, she sang with the Kammerorchester in Stuttgart (Goethe-Lieder by Fazil Say), the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester (Cinq-Mars by Gounod in Munich, Vienna and Versailles, conducted by Ulf Schirmer), the Budapest Festival Orchestra (Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte in a concert-version, and Mozart Requiem, all conducted by Ivan Fischer), the Mahler Chamber Orchestre (Fauré Requiem), the Paris Chamber Orchestra (Lovaby by Betsy Jolas), the Orchestre symphonique de Tours (in a Dvořak-Mozart program conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce), the Orchestre national de Lyon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn conducted by Leonard Slatkin), the Saint-Etienne Orchestra (Mahler's 4th Symphony), the Accentus Choir (La Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini), the Ensemble Café Zimmermann (Bach and Graupner cantatas, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi), Le Balcon (Jacob Lenz in Salzburg). She regularly sings a program "Les Fleurs du Mâle - sassy songs from café-concert" with the Palazzetto Bru-Zane (Venezia, Berlin and Paris).

During season 2021-2022, she sings Echo from Ariadne auf Naxos in Montpellier and takes over the roles of Minerva and La Fama from La Finta Pazza by Sacrati in Amsterdam, Anvers, Dortmund and Potsdam. Future seasons includes Susanna at the Opera de Saint-Étienne, The Magic Flute in the Opéra de Montpellier and the revival of « L’Inondation » at the Opéra comique in Paris and at the Grand Theatre du Luxembourg...

"Norma Nahoun est la Nannetta rêvée avec une voix d'une grande pureté"

Opera Magazine Falstaff Grand théâtre de Tours

AGENDA 2022/2023

November 2022 - 6/8/10

Opéra de Saint-Etienne
Susanna in
« Le Nozze di Figaro » - Mozart

November 2022 - 25/26

Théâtre de Compiègne
Solveig in
« Peer Gynt » - Grieg

Décembre 2022 - 4/5

Opéra royal de Versailles
Cappella Mediterranea
Minerva / La Fama
« La Finta Pazza » - Sacrati

Décember 2022 - 10/11

Récital « Un cocktail, des Cocteau »
Les frivolités Parisiennes

January 23 - 13/15/17/19

Opéra de Montpellier
« La flute enchantée » - Mozart
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February 23 - 27
Mars 23 - 03/05

Opéra Comique
La jeune fille in
« L’inondation » - Filidei / Pommerat
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April 23 - 24/26/28/30
May 23 - 02/04

Opera Comique
Frasquita in
« Carmen » - Bizet
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May 23 - 26/28

Grand théâtre du Luxembourg
La jeune fille
« L’inondation » - Filidei / Pommerat
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" … the fresh-voiced French soprano Norma Nahoun as Barbarina, who made one glad that her aria, often deleted in the past, had been restored."
BWW Reviews - "Le Nozze di Figaro" at Mostly Mozart Festival, New York

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"De la distribution on retiendra la fraîcheur de Norma Nahoun en Princesse Laoula à la voix cristalline"


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